Avaaz: The New York Global Activism Fighters

Have you ever heard of the amazing and extraordinary group known as Avaaz from New York? Well it is a group organization that advocates for global activism on disastrous issues like pollution, human rights, climate change, corruption, animal rights, global warming, drugs, poverty and general conflict. Founded in early January 2007 in New York, this organization is the world’s largest and much powerful online activist network. The powerful organization was founded by Res Publica, which is a group of community of average people who are dedicated to promoting good and fair global lifestyle and peace.

To be specific, the main founder is Ricken Patel along with Tom Perriello, Tom Pravda, Eli Pariser, David Madden, Andrea Woodhouse and Jeremy Heimans. This is perfect because each founding member, being an entrepreneur or top corporate executive in their appropriate field of work making it much easier to make their presence known to the public. Then came the name which needed to stand out easily and making it simple to interact with people and other organizations and the founders decided on Avaaz because of the unique spelling and pronunciation it has. The word came from the Persian word Avaaz which means song or voice which is the point and passion for the whole organization.

Avaaz tackle many issues that this world has and needs to be fixed immediately. One such example is pollution and global warming. In this case, Avaaz will use every single form of group activity and social media channel used to fight against the issue that needs to be addressed. They will use Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and the rest of the platforms to spread their message. One good example to fix global warming and pollution is to drive electric cars such as the Tesla Model S and X. These electric cars have zero emissions and will definitely not release carbon dioxide into the air which is the main reason why the Earth is warming up and the glaciers are melting. Avaaz will use their social media channels to promote less consumption of fossil fuels by using less gasoline cars and utilizing more fuel efficient vehicles in order to reduce the global warming and pollution that the Earth is experiencing.

For more information follow Avaaz on Twitter.

Kim Doa’s Travel Hacks for Japan

Kim Dao shares her ten travel tips to make your trip to Japan easier.Learn more : http://www.yummyjapan.net/creator/kimdaovlog


  1. Carry your own Wifi. It’s hard to find Wifi in Japan so it’s good to carry a pocket Wifi device or get a sim card.


  1. Get a JR Pass. People with a tourist visa can use these to ride JR trains. It costs $300 per week. A one way ticket can cost $150, so it will save you money in the long run.


  1. Use Odigo travel to plan your trip. All planning can be done on that website. It’s great for people who need help planning every part of their trip.


  1. Use Train Apps. There are so many trains in Japan and it can be confusing to know which to use. Kim Doa uses google maps or searches Japan Travel or Japan Trains. This helps her to know exactly which path to take.


  1. Use a Train Card. These are great because you don’t have to buy tickets. It makes travel much faster.


  1. Carry Cash. Kim Dao carries cash because a lot of shops don’t accept card payments.Learn more : https://www.facebook.com/KimDaoOfficial/


  1. Bring a Power-board. Plug outlets from different countries may different. You need to make sure you can plug in your devices.


  1. Get a car. Kim Doa likes to travel to places like the country side. Having a car allows her to. You just need to have an international license.


  1. Keep heat packs. It can get really cold in Japan but keeping heat packs on your body will keep you warm.


  1. Take photos. Kim Doa uses photos of the landmarks to get directions from natives.Learn more : https://www.odigo.jp/profile/kimdao


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